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Ethiopian Prime Minister Tenders His Resignation

“I look forward to seeing durable peace in the country” – Desalegn

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia unexpectedly submitted a resignation letter to the parliament to relieve from his role as Prime Minister and Chairman of Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF.

BY TESFANEWS

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced on Thursday he has submitted his resignation as both premier and the chairman of the ruling coalition in an effort to facilitate reforms following a period of mass unrest. Continue reading Ethiopian Prime Minister Tenders His Resignation

Ethiopia at an Ominous Crossroads: Amb. Cohen

Ambassador Herman Cohen calls for the implementation of Article 39 of the Ethiopian constitution within the full meaning of the term “self-determination” to get Ethiopia out of the current crisis.

BY AMBASSADOR HERMAN COHEN

Article 39 of the Ethiopian Constitution states: “Every Nation, Nationality and People in Ethiopia has an unconditional right to self-determination, including the right to secession.”

This Constitution was adopted in 1994 and ratified in 1995. Between that year and the present, the “right of self-determination” among the country’s nine official “states,” within the official federal system, has never been implemented. Continue reading Ethiopia at an Ominous Crossroads: Amb. Cohen

Race to the Bottom: Ethiopia’s Accelerating Crisis

An economy in free fall, ever-deepening repression, a deteriorating security, inter-ethnic violence, and a vicious infighting within the ruling party – Ethiopia is on the cusp of implosion

The handwriting is on the wall. Ethiopia is on the verge of political explosion.

BY DR AWOL KASSIM ALLO | ADDIS STANDARD (Op-Ed)

The Executive Committee of the ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) just concluded a high stakes meeting widely expected to offer a pathway out of the current crisis. The press release put out by the party after the 18-days long meeting is full of invectives, outrageous falsehoods, and deliberate reversal of historical facts designed to give an appearance of coherence and solidity to a regime in complete shambles. Continue reading Race to the Bottom: Ethiopia’s Accelerating Crisis